Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Ann Rule, 83 (2015)

    Ann Rule

    True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83, according to the Associated Press. Rule died at Highline Medical Center on Sunday evening, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule's daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had numerous health issues, including congestive heart failure. ...

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  • E.L. Doctorow, 84 (1931 - 2015)

    E.L. Doctorow

    E.L. Doctorow, the best-selling author of "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate," both of which were made into movies, has died. Doctorow, who died Tuesday in New York City, was 84.

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  • James Salter, 90 (2015)

    James  Salter

    By HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has died at age 90.Salter, who had been in good health, collapsed and died Friday while at a gym in Sag Harbor, his wife, Kay Eldredge, told The Associated Press. The cause...

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  • Ludvik Vaculik, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Ludvik Vaculik

    By KAREL JANICEK, The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Ludvik Vaculik, an author, journalist and anti-communist dissident whose "Two Thousand Words" manifesto became a key document of the 1968 Prague Spring reform movement that contributed to the Kremlin's decision to invade Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 88.Czech public radio and television, and daily newspaper Lidove Noviny, to which he...

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  • Hugh Ambrose (2015)

    Hugh Ambrose

    By MATT VOLZ, The Associated Press HELENA, Montana (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday. Hugh Ambrose began research for "The Pacific" with his father, and he...

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